Solvent Composition Drives the Rebinding Kinetics of Nitric Oxide to Microperoxidase

Mondal, Padmabati and Meuwly, Markus. (2018) Solvent Composition Drives the Rebinding Kinetics of Nitric Oxide to Microperoxidase. Scientific Reports, 8. p. 5281.

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The rebinding kinetics of NO after photodissociation from microperoxidase (Mp-9) is studied in different solvent environments. In mixed glycerol/water (G/W) mixtures the dissociating ligand rebinds with a yield close to 1 due to the cavities formed by the solvent whereas in pure water the ligand can diffuse into the solvent after photodissociation. In the G/W mixture, only geminate rebinding on the sub-picosecond and 5 ps time scales was found and the rebinding fraction is unity which compares well with available experiments. Contrary to that, simulations in pure water find two time scales - ~10 ps and ~200 ps - indicating that both, geminate rebinding and rebinding after diffusion of NO in the surrounding water contribute. The rebinding fraction is around 0.63 within 1 ns which is in stark contrast with experiment. Including ions (Na and Cl) at 0.15 M concentration in water leads to rebinding kinetics tending to that in the glycerol/water mixture and yields agreement with experiments. The effect of temperature is also probed and found to be non-negligible. The present simulations suggest that NO rebinding in Mp is primarily driven by thermal fluctuations which is consistent with recent resonance Raman spectroscopy experiments and simulations on MbNO.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Physikalische Chemie (Meuwly)
UniBasel Contributors:Meuwly, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Research
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